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Metro Pictures Corporation

Overview
Works: 106 works in 228 publications in 1 language and 4,652 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  Short films  Romance films  Film adaptations  Slapstick comedy films  History  College life films  Sports films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Metro Pictures Corporation
 
Most widely held works by Metro Pictures Corporation
Camille( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure
Our hospitality ; Sherlock Jr.( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our hospitality: A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

17 editions published between 1923 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock, Jr.: Sherlock, Jr., who is both the cleanup man and the projectionist at a local cinema, becomes an amateur detective through a correspondence course and foils the villain who has stolen his sweetheart and her watch. He dreams of success on the screen and awakens to triumph in his romance
College by James W Horne( Visual )

7 editions published between 1927 and 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[College] Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. [The electric house] Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. [Hard luck] A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. [The blacksmith] Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop
Buster Keaton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Buster Keaton's 19 classic silent short comedy films
The saphead by Buster Keaton( Visual )

8 editions published between 1920 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
Seven chances by Buster Keaton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven chances: A romantically jinxed young man must marry by 7 PM to inherit seven million dollars. While fate seems to thwart his efforts to woo the object of his true affection, public announcement of his strange predicament provides him with a throng of would-be brides
The saphead ; High sign ; One week( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
The four horsemen of the Apocalypse by Rex Ingram( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partly set in Argentina, partly in France this anti-German story describes the horrors of WW I as the background for a tragic story of illicit love. It was Rex Ingram's first truly successful movie and established Valentino as a star
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, un homme délicat, est faussement pris pour "Battling" Butler, une boxeur renommé. [The haunted house] Buster se réfugie dans un manoir qui s'avère être hanté. [The frozen North] Buster vit de nombreuses péripéties dans le Grand Nord canadien
Buster Keaton : Sherlock Jr. and Three ages( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Ages: Another comedy for film-lovers (that plays upon the conventions of cinema), Three Ages is a clever spoof of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. In Keaton's multi-narrative epic, man's primal quest for love is played out in the Stone Age, Ancient Rome, and the Jazz Age
Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
Steamboat Bill, Jr. : Convict 13 ; Daydreams( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steamboat Bill, Jr.: Set on the Mississippi River in the old sidewheeler days, this film follows the adventures of a spoiled young man who is forced by his crusty father to learn the ropes of riverboating
The general by Buster Keaton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The general] Rejected by the Confederate Army as unfit and taken fro a coward by his beloved, Annabelle Lee (marion Mack), young Johnnie Gray (Keaton) sets out to single-handedly win the war with the help of his cherished locomotive. [The playhouse] ... Keaton portrys every member of a stage company, the entire audience and an undisciplined chimp to boot. [Cops] is the quintessential chase film
Sherlock Jr. ; and, Three ages( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Jr.: A movie theater projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth brings his fantasies to life; Three ages: Man's quest for love is played out in the Stone Age, ancient Rome, and the Jazz Age
Three ages ; The goat ; My wife's relations( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Three ages (a parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance), Buster Keaton's hard-luck character blunders through time from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. In The goat, Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Eye Dan. In My wife's relations, a comedy of domestic turmoil revolves around a man's in-laws
College : the electric house ; hard luck ; the blacksmith( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College (1927): Keaton is a college freshman who tries to impress a coed by attacking various endeavors, with disastrous results. The Electric house (1922): Keaton turns an ordinary house into an automated funhouse. Hard luck (1921): Keaton attempts suicide when he finds he can't fit in with society. The Blacksmith (1922): Keaton as a blacksmith whose shop is a source of mechanical mayhem
Scaramouche( Visual )

3 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

André Louis Moreau, a law student, vows to fight against the aristocracy when his friend, Philippe, is killed in a duel with the Marquis de la Tour. André joins the Revolution and becomes a leader. Subsequently, he discovers that his real father is the hated Marquis de la Tour and his mother is a countess, both of whom, with his sweetheart, Aline, are at risk from the angry revolutionary mobs. André conducts his mother and Aline to safety, but the Marquis dies bravely at the hands of the mob
Go West by Buster Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heeding Horace Greeley's expansionist call, a hapless young man heads west to meet his destiny in the ranchlands of Arizona where he befriends Brown Eyes, an affectionate bovine beauty from whose hoof he removes a pebble
Steamboat Bill, Jr. by Chas F Reisner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steamboat Bill, Jr.: An effete college student is forced by his crusty father to learn the ropes of riverboating during a feud between his father and the owner of a new steam packet. Convict 13: A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak. Daydreams: A sincere young man leaves his home to win his fortune so he can marry his home town sweetheart. Daydreams is reconstructed from footage segments, extra intertitles and still photographs
 
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controlled identityMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Metro Pictures bedrijf uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika

Metro Pictures Corporation

مترو پیکچرز

メトロ・ピクチャーズ

大都會電影公司

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English (105)